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Leaves and Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Fruit, three views, cross sections and seed. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Flower, bird's-eye view, disk and three anthers. Copyright CSIRO
Flower. Copyright Barry Jago
Flower, bird's-eye view, tepals, disk & 3 anthers. Copyright CSIRO
Flowers. Copyright Barry Jago
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Endiandra hypotephra F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1865) Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 5: 166. Type: Rockingham Bay, Meunga Creek, J. Dallachy, lecto: MEL, fide Hyland (1989).
Walnut, Rose; Walnut, Blue; Rose Walnut; Northern Rose Walnut; Blue Walnut; Walnut, Northern Rose
A thin cream or pale brown layer normally present beneath the subrhytidome layer before the first section of the outer blaze.
Twigs terete or fluted, clothed in straight and tortuous, erect, pale brown hairs. Leaf blades about 3.5-14 x 2.5-5.5 cm, glaucous on the underside, clothed in straight and tortuous, erect, pale brown hairs. Midrib depressed on the upper surface. Midrib and main lateral veins hairy on the upper surface of young leaf blades. Petiole flat or channelled on the upper surface. Oil dots visible with a lens.
Flowers opening quite widely but the tepals usually not horizontal at anthesis. Tepals about 3.5-6 mm long. Staminal glands fused to form a disk or continuous ring of tissue around the ovary. Staminodes absent or not distinct from the disk.
First pair of leaves ovate, lanceolate or elliptic, about 40-85 x 20-30 mm, glaucous on the underside. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves elliptic, apex abruptly acuminate, hairy on the upper surface along the midrib and main lateral veins; oil dots small, visible with a lens; petiole and stem densely clothed in rusty brown hairs.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to Queensland, occurs in NEQ and southwards to coastal central Queensland. Altitudinal range from sea level to 650 m. Grows as an understory tree in lowland and upland rain forest on a variety of sites.
This species has no commercial value as it seldom grows large enough to produce millable logs. Wood specific gravity 1.04. Hyland (1989).